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F91 Dudelange (French: [ɛf ka.tʁə.vɛ̃.ɔ̃z dyd.lɑ̃ʒ]) is a Luxembourgish professional football club based in Dudelange. It currently plays in the Luxembourg National Division.

Dudelange
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Full nameF91 Dudelange
Founded1991
GroundStade Jos Nosbaum,
Dudelange
Capacity2,558
ChairmanFlavio Becca
ManagerDino Toppmöller
LeagueLuxembourg National Division
2017–18National Division, 1st

It was formed in 1991 as a merger between three teams in the city: Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange. Domestically, it has won the Luxembourg National Division on 12 occasions and the Luxembourg Cup seven times. F91 Dudelange qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League, becoming the first club from the country to reach the group stage of a European competition.

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HistoryEdit

 
Simplified illustration of origin of F91 Dudelange

It was formed in 1991 from the clubs Alliance Dudelange, Stade Dudelange, and US Dudelange. All three clubs had won the National Division or the Luxembourg Cup before, but each had fallen upon hard times, and the amalgamated club was expected to be more stable, in both a sporting and financial sense.

Turning the club into a title-challenging team took a while. Stade Dudelange and US Dudelange had been in Luxembourg's third tier (the 1. Division), whilst Alliance Dudelange was struggling to remain in the second league (the Division of Honour). The new club would take Alliance's place in the Division of Honour in the 1991–92 season.

F91 was promoted in its first season, and soon established itself as a competent top-flight team, not finishing outside the top half of the table until 1996–97. Towards the end of the 1990s, Dudelange gradually improved, and brought to an end Jeunesse Esch's era of dominance by storming to the 1999–00 league title by eleven points.

In 2004–05, Dudelange won the title and competed in the UEFA Champions League for the 2005–06 season. In the competition Dudelange became the first club in Luxembourg's history to reach the second qualifying round, after a remarkable victory over NK Zrinjski (they lost 0–1 at home in the first leg, in the second leg they scored a goal in the 3rd minute of stoppage time to equalize on aggregate, and then scored 3 more goals in extra time). However, Dudelange were easily beaten by Rapid Wien in the second qualifying round.

In the 2005–06 season, Dudelange completed the league and cup Double for the first time since the merger. They replicated this feat in the 2006–07 season, and won a fourth consecutive National Division title in 2007–08.

In the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, F91 Dudelange defeated Tre Penne 11–0 on aggregate, earning them an appointment with Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg in the second round. They defeated Salzburg 1–0 in Luxemburg, and lost 3–4 in Salzburg, to win the tie on the away goal rule. For the first time in club history, Dudelange qualified for the third round of the competition.

In 2013–14, Dudelange reclaimed the title with a 3–0 victory over Fola Esch on the final day of the season. This earned the club a spot in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

In 2018, F91 Dudelange became the first Luxembourgish team to reach the group stage of a major European competition, after defeating CFR Cluj 5–2 on aggregate in the UEFA Europa League play-off round.[1] Due to Dudelange's apparent underdog status, daily newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor regarded CFR's elimination as "the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football".[2] Dudelange had also previously defeated Polish side Legia Warsaw in the third qualifying round.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

LeaguesEdit

CupsEdit

European recordEdit

OverviewEdit

As of 9 November 2018
Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 36 7 5 24 41 70
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 24 6 4 14 21 45
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 4 0 0 4 3 19
TOTAL 63 13 9 41 64 129

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   Maccabi Haifa 0–1 1–6 1–7
1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   Ferencváros 1–6 1–6 2–12
1999–00 UEFA Cup QR   Hajduk Split 1–1 0–5 1–6
2000–01 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Levski Sofia 0–4 0–2 0–6
2001–02 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Skonto FC 1–6 1–0 2–6
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1Q   FK Vardar 1–1 0–3 1–4
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   Artmedia Petrzalka 0–1 0–1 0–2
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1Q   FK Ekranas 1–2 0–1 1–3
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Zrinjski Mostar 0–1 4–0[A] 4–1
2Q   Rapid Wien 1–6 2–3 3–9
2006–07 UEFA Champions League 1Q   FK Rabotnički 0–1 0–0 0–1
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q   MŠK Žilina 1–2 4–5 5–7
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Domžale 0–1 0–2 0–3
2009–10 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Ventspils 1–3 0–3 1–6
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Randers FC 2–1 1–6 3–7
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 1Q   FC Santa Coloma 2–0 2–0 4–0
2Q   Maribor 1–3 0–2 1–5
2012–13 UEFA Champions League 1Q   Tre Penne 7–0 4–0 11–0
2Q   Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 3–4 4–4 (a)
3Q   NK Maribor 0–1 1–4 1–5
UEFA Europa League PO   Hapoel Tel Aviv 1–3 0–4 1–7
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Milsami Orhei 0–0 0–1 0–1
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Ludogorets Razgrad 0–4 1–1 1–5
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q   University College Dublin 2–1 0–1 2–2 (a)
2016–17 UEFA Champions League 2Q   Qarabağ 1–1 0–2 1–3
2017–18 UEFA Champions League 2Q   APOEL 0–1 0–1 0–2
2018–19 UEFA Champions League 1Q   MOL Vidi 1–1 1–2 2–3
UEFA Europa League 2Q   Drita 2–1 1–1 3–2
3Q   Legia Warsaw 2–2 2–1 4–3
PO   CFR Cluj 2–0 3–2 5–2
Group stage   Olympiakos 0–2 1–5
  Milan 0–1
  Betis 0–3

NotesEdit

  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round
  • PO: Play-off round
  • A ^ After extra time.

Current squadEdit

As of 3 September 2018 [3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Jonathan Joubert (captain)
2   DF Clayton
3   DF Milan Biševac
4   DF Kevin Malget
5   DF Tom Schnell
6   MF Marc-André Kruska
7   FW Sanel Ibrahimović
8   MF Mario Pokar
9   MF Danel Sinani
10   MF Dominik Stolz
12   GK Landry Bonnefoi
13   MF Clément Couturier
No. Position Player
16   GK Enzo Esposito
21   FW Patrick Stumpf
22   MF Stélvio
23   MF Yannick Kakoko
24   MF Edisson Jordanov
25   FW Edis Agovic
26   DF Jerry Prempeh
27   DF Bryan Mélisse
28   FW Nicolas Perez
33   GK Joé Frising
77   FW David Turpel
95   FW Jordann Yéyé

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Europa League - CFR Cluj-Dudelange". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  2. ^ "CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 motive pentru care "dubla" CFR - Dudelange este cea mai mare rușine din istoria fotbalului românesc" [CFR CLUJ - DUDELANGE 2-3 // 5 reasons why the CFR - Dudelange "double" is the biggest shame in the history of Romanian football]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 31 August 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Squad". Retrieved 9 July 2018.

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